Sanju Samson reacts after Sachin Tendulkar praises his ‘clean hitting’
Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson was the star of the show against Chennai Super Kings in the fourth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League season. Sanju Samson made his active presence count on the pitch and delivered the much-needed amends for his team against the star-studded MS Dhoni-led team.
Sanju Samson hit as many as nine sixes in the match, which is the most by any batsman in that game. He scored a sensational 74-run knock from just 32 deliveries. Samson targeted the likes of Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja in the build-up to his blazing knock.
Rajasthan Royals kick-started their IPL campaign with a fantastic victory over CSK. The Royals defeated CSK by 16 runs. Sanju Samson was named the man of the match for his blistering knock that took the cricket fraternity by storm.
Sachin Tendulkar praises Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson received countless praises from all quarters for his knock. One among them who showered praise on Samson was Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. Taking to Twitter, the Master Blaster applauded Sanju Samson for his clean and brutal hitting. With nine sixes and one four, Sanju Samson stole the spotlight in the match.
“Clean striking by @IamSanjuSamson. They were all proper cricketing shots and not slogs. Smartly bowled by @NgidiLungi. Short, wide and slow. #CSKvsRR,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
In reply to Sachin Tendulkar’s post, Samson thanked the Indian legend on Tuesday. Samson wrote, “Thanks a lot sir.”
Sanju Samson also shared the secret behind his improvement in the game at the post match presentation. “My game plan is stand and deliver. If it’s in the arc I go for it, and it’s very important to keep the intent to hit the ball if it’s there to be hit. I’ve been working hard on my fitness, diet and training, and on my strength, because my game relies a lot on power hitting.
I think range-hitting is what the game demands in this generation. I had time to work out in these 5 months, and I think I’ve increased that ability. Everyone likes to keep wickets (about Buttler and Uthappa as alternate options) and no one likes running around, but it’s up to the coach. We are happy to bring smiles on the fans’ faces and we hope to continue doing so,” he added.